Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

Macedonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. The Macedonian entry was selected through a national selection, Skopje Fest 2007, organised by the Macedonian broadcaster Macedonian Radio-Television (MRT). Karolina Gočeva represented Macedonia with the song "Mojot svet", which qualified from the competition's semi-final and placed 14th in the final, scoring 73 points. Gočeva previously represented Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002.

Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country Macedonia
National selection
Selection processSkopje Fest 2007
Selection date(s)24 February 2007
Selected entrantKarolina Gočeva
Selected song"Mojot svet"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (9th, 97 points)
Final result14th, 73 points
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Skopje Fest 2007Edit

Skopje Fest 2007 was a song contest organized by MKRTV that served as Macedonia's national final to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The competition took place on 24 February 2007 at the Universal Hall in Skopje, hosted by Milanka Rašić, Živkica Gjurčinovska and Igor Džambazov and was broadcast on MTV 1 and MTV Sat.[1]

Competing entriesEdit

MKRTV received 150 submissions from interested artists and composers during a submission period. Fifteen entries were selected from the open submissions, while an additional three entries were submitted by artists directly invited by MKRTV for the competition.[2] The fifteen competing artists and songs were announced on 24 January 2007.[3] Among the competing artists was former Macedonian contest entrants Karolina Gočeva who represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002.

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Andrijana Janevska "Epizoda" (Епизода) Aleksandar Stefanovski-Jablan
Biba Dodeva "Čuvaj me" (Чувај ме) Vladimir Dojčinovski, Biba Dodeva
Deana Nikolovska "Nebo" (Небо) Vladimir Dojčinovski, Risto Samardžiev
Elena Petreska "Peam" (Пеам) Grigor Koprov, Vesna Malinova
Gjorgji Krstevski "Letni doždovi" (Летни дождови) Gjorgji Krstevski
Ivana Andonova "Odi si" (Оди си) Ivana Andonovska, Vesna Malinova
Karolina Gočeva "Mojot svet" (Мојот свет) Grigor Koprov, Ognen Nedelkovski
Lambe Alabakoski "Belo e se" (Бело е се) Robert Bilbilov, Elena Risteska
Maja Grozdanovska Pančeva "Kavijar i svila" (Кавијар и свила) Blaže Temelkov
Maja Sazdanovska and Jovan Jovanov "1, 2, 3" Jovan Jovanov, Maja Sazdanovska, Elvir Mekić
Marijan Stojanovski "Ako te rasplačat" (Ако те расплачат) Vančo Dimitrov
Sanja Lefkova "Otrov i lek" (Отров и лек) Jovan Jovanov, Elvir Mekić
Super Nova "Potseti me" (Потсети ми) Damjan Lazarov, Elvir Mekić
Tamara Todevska "Kaži koj si ti" (Кажи кој си ти) Aleksandar Masevski
Vasil Garvanliev "Pomogni mi" (Помогни ми) Vasil Garvanliev

FinalEdit

The final took place on 24 February 2007. All fifteen competing entries were accompanied by the MRT orchestra. Regional televoting from twelve districts across Macedonia selected "Mojot svet" performed by Karolina Gočeva as the winner.[4] In addition to the performances of the competing entries, the competition featured guest performances by the "Rebis" Ballet, 2006 Macedonian Eurovision representative Elena Risteska, 2005 Croatian Eurovision representative Boris Novković and 2007 Belarusian Eurovision representative Dmitry Koldun.

Final - 24 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Maja Sazdanovska and Jovan Jovanov "1, 2, 3" 71 4
2 Elena Petreska "Peam" 67 5
3 Maja Grozdanovska Pančeva "Kavijar i svila" 6 15
4 Marijan Stojanovski "Ako te rasplačat" 20 10
5 Deana Nikolovska "Nebo" 11 14
6 Andrijana Janevska "Epizoda" 19 11
7 Vasil Garvanliev "Pomogni mi" 15 13
8 Gjorgji Krstevski "Letni doždovi" 30 7
9 Lambe Alabakoski "Belo e se" 101 3
10 Biba Dodeva "Čuvaj me" 21 9
11 Ivana Andonova "Odi si" 16 12
12 Karolina Gočeva "Mojot svet" 144 1
13 Super Nova "Potseti me" 30 7
14 Tamara Todevska "Kaži koj si ti" 105 2
15 Sanja Lefkova "Otrov i lek" 40 6

PromotionEdit

Prior to the contest, Gočeva embarked on a promo tour to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia. In addition to visiting the Balkan region, Karolina held a pre-contest concert at the Metropolis Arena in Skopje. "Mojot svet" underwent language changes for the contest with the majority of the song being performed in its original Macedonian language version and the final chorus of the song being performed in English.

At EurovisionEdit

 
Karolina Gočeva performing at the Eurovision Song Contest

Because Macedonia placed 12th at the 2006 contest, Karolina was forced to compete in the semi-final. Macedonia competed in the semi-final of the 2007 Contest on 10 May 2007 performing 18th, following Portugal and preceding the Norway. Macedonia qualified to the final, placing 9th in the semi-final and scoring 97 points.[5] In the final, Macedonia performed 6th, following Finland and preceding Slovenia. Macedonia placed 14th in the final, scoring 73 points.[6]

VotingEdit

Points awarded to MacedoniaEdit

Points awarded by MacedoniaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Klier, Marcus (24 February 2007). "Tonight: F.Y.R. Macedonia decides for Helsinki". Esctoday.com.
  2. ^ Viniker, Barry (24 January 2007). "FYR Macedonia: Full Running Order". Esctoday.com.
  3. ^ Kasapoglou, Yiorgos (24 January 2007). "FYR Macedonia: Full Running Order". Esctoday.
  4. ^ Klier, Marcus (25 February 2007). "Karolina Goceva back for F.Y.R. Macedonia". Esctoday.com.
  5. ^ "Semi-Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Grand Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Results of the Semi-Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Results of the Grand Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.